Item BCA - 2017.328 - Francis Shergold receives the EFDSS gold badge. Obituaries of Francis and 'Nibs' Matthews

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BCA - 2017.328


Francis Shergold receives the EFDSS gold badge. Obituaries of Francis and 'Nibs' Matthews


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pdf of 5 photographs, citation with Francis's gold badge award and two obituaries

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Francis Shergold spent most of his adult life dancing Bampton Traditional Morris and was the squire of the Bampton Traditional Morris Men for over 50 years. In 1996 he was awarded the gold badge of the English Folk Dance and Song Society at Cecil Sharp House in London. The citation (included here) was read by Derek Schofield; 'Nibs' Matthews (Sydney Alfred Matthews) had the pleasure of pinning the badge on Francis's jacket. Francis gave a heartfelt speech of thanks and had his photograph taken with his beloved wife Ann and his sister Ruth Wheeler and then enjoyed a pint with Nibs. Sadly, now in 2017 both Francis and Nibs are long gone and their obituaries are included in this pdf.

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